Enhancing the foreground and background of an image with the Graduated Filter


show more Enhancing the foreground and background of an image with the Graduated Filter provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6 show less
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Enhancing the foreground and background of an image with the Graduated Filter

One of the things that happens quite often in photography is that we will have an Exposure which is correct in one area and which isn't correct in another. Like with this image, for the most part the Exposure on the truck here is okay, but the sky is a little bit bright, and the foreground perhaps is a little bit bright as well. What we can do to correct this is use a tool which is called the Graduated Filter. We can click on this tool here, or we can press the G key in order to select it. Now, once you click on that, you will notice that we have the same type of controls that we have with our Adjustment Brush.

That's really fascinating, isn't it? We can work with Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, and so on. Well, let's say that what we want to do here is darken the sky. Let's click on the Preset for a Negative Exposure. That will then take that down. I will go ahead and decrease this perhaps a little bit more. Next, what I am going to do with this tool is hover over my ...

Enhancing the foreground and background of an image with the Graduated Filter
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Enhancing the foreground and background of an image with the Graduated Filter provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6

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Photography
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